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by lilcliffy
Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:24 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: 78 Traverse / 88 Excursion which one? Or another?
Replies: 29
Views: 843

Re: 78 Traverse / 88 Excursion which one? Or another?

I use 2 skis for xcd, my Outtabounds which I've had seemingly forever, and some NOS Alpina Cross Terrains, which I think is now the Discovery 102. The Alpinas at 102/64/87 and an alpine like camber are not k&g skis. They are waxless and climb like a goat and as the dimensions suggest are plenty...
by lilcliffy
Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:13 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: 78 Traverse / 88 Excursion which one? Or another?
Replies: 29
Views: 843

Re: 78 Traverse / 88 Excursion which one? Or another?

What about an Eon? I just found a 205 for $205. The Eon is a wonderful ski- I myself put a ridiculous number of hours (and 1000s of kms) on first my waxless Eon Omintracks, and then my Eon Wax. We have a number of Eons- it remains my 12 yr-old daughter's favorite (she is very light and strong)- it ...
by lilcliffy
Sun Mar 19, 2017 9:48 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: 78 Traverse / 88 Excursion which one? Or another?
Replies: 29
Views: 843

Re: 78 Traverse / 88 Excursion which one? Or another?

OH! And BTW- I keep think of this and then forgetting to post it... Fisheater: Have you looked at Alpina's BC Nordic lineup? They should be suitable and they are often super cheap on sale... http://shop.alpinasportsus.com/en/category.php?product_category_id=8817 https://www.backcountry.com/nordic-ba...
by lilcliffy
Sun Mar 19, 2017 9:26 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: 78 Traverse / 88 Excursion which one? Or another?
Replies: 29
Views: 843

Re: 78 Traverse / 88 Excursion which one? Or another?

Fisheater: I find little difference between the 98 and the 88 except the additional sidecut on the 98 is nice, HOWEVER there is more Nordic rocker on the 88 than the 98 and I find them just as easy to turn. I'm actually a little frustrated with my 98s. I wouldn't change my 88's but I wanted more tu...
by lilcliffy
Sun Mar 19, 2017 5:21 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: 78 Traverse / 88 Excursion which one? Or another?
Replies: 29
Views: 843

Re: 78 Traverse / 88 Excursion which one? Or another?

I could use a waxless or kicker skinned k&g trail ski. Sometimes all I have is trail skiing, just not enough snow to make turns. I am happy just having a session of hot foreplay (k&g), I don't need to go downhill and make turns (going all the way) all the time. I am much happier tacking a k...
by lilcliffy
Sun Mar 19, 2017 5:14 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: 78 Traverse / 88 Excursion which one? Or another?
Replies: 29
Views: 843

Re: 78 Traverse / 88 Excursion which one? Or another?

I hope I'm not putting a wrench in the works here, but I have 78's and 88's and I go for my 88's all the time. There's pretty decent Nordic rocker (Excursion version) and they turn OK-- I am mounted slightly forward FWIW. Since I tend to be on trails that have snowshoe tracks they have been more st...
by lilcliffy
Sun Mar 19, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: 78 Traverse / 88 Excursion which one? Or another?
Replies: 29
Views: 843

Re: 78 Traverse / 88 Excursion which one? Or another?

LC, glad see you back, hope you have been getting some tours in between work and other responsibilities. Still skiing every day. It has been a winter of constant extremes but we have had a ton of snow. We are now into spring skiing full swing. I even put some klister on this afternoon so that I cou...
by lilcliffy
Sun Mar 19, 2017 4:59 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: 78 Traverse / 88 Excursion which one? Or another?
Replies: 29
Views: 843

Re: 78 Traverse / 88 Excursion which one? Or another?

Al, I really like my S-112, but it is very possible the S-98 may be the sweet spot between the S-88 and the S-112. Canna posted a nice review of the three from Ski Haus Steamboat, the reviewer put the s-88 more in the s-98 class. I don't own any of these skis- have skied on older incarnations of th...
by lilcliffy
Fri Mar 17, 2017 3:33 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: 78 Traverse / 88 Excursion which one? Or another?
Replies: 29
Views: 843

Re: 78 Traverse / 88 Excursion which one? Or another?

Hey dude, Oooh new gear- tasty. Lots to talk about as always. Your experiences on the Asnes USGI skis reflect mine- as clunky as they look, and as heavy as they are- they still have a backcountry/soft snow flex (for a double-cambered ski) and offer excellent stability and float (and the wicked raise...
by lilcliffy
Fri Mar 17, 2017 9:41 am
Forum: Community Ski Reviews
Topic: Altai Skis Hok Review
Replies: 29
Views: 5493

Re: Altai Skis Hok Review

Hey Woodchuck, I always meant to respond to your earlier post. Cool, you like your Hoks- I love mine. They are what they are- and, a high-speed Nordic touring ski they are not. My students are very jealous of them as I fly around while they trudge on their snowshoes! Currently- I am hot glide waxing...

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